The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the students to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. The National Service Scheme was started to establish a meaningful linkage between the campus and the community. NSS activities aim at personality development through community service.Two NSS units were established at Adi Shankara Institute of engineering and Technology, Kalady  in 2015 under NSS Technical cell of  Directorate of Technical education. Our NSS units are very keen to mould social engineers through student-community engagement. From 2019 onwards NSS Unit is functioning under APJAKTU NSS Cell.

NSS unit of ASIET and Program officer received the NSS national award 2020-21 from President of India. We also secured Kerala state NSS awards for   best NSS unit, best program officer and best volunteer in consecutive years 2019-20 and 2020-21. We secured University NSS award for best volunteer in 2022, best unit, best program officer and best volunteer award in 2021.  ASIET NSS unit received directorate awards for best unit, best program officer and best volunteer award in 2019 and 2020. Our NSS volunteers have been participated in international youth exchange program, National integration camps and Pre-RD selection camps. Our NSS units are undertaking environment protection activities, blood donation camps, awareness campaigns, Energy conservation activities, home for homeless project, swachh bharat activities farming activities and charity works etc.

Objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS)

  • Understand the community in which they work

  • Understand themselves in relation to their community

  • Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving

  • Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility

  • Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems

  • Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities

  • Gain skills in mobilizing community participation

  • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes

  • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and

  • Practice national integration and social harmony


  • Women empowerment programs

  • Computer literacy programs

  • Technology mentorship to community

  • E – literacy programs for housewives

  • Drinking water testing

  • Training for rain water harvesting

  • Rejuvenation of water sources in surrounding areas

  • Blood donation camps

  • Anti-ragging campaigns

  • Awareness campaigns on road safety, blood donation, organ donation, aids, women education,human rights, women empowerment, ill effects of narcotics, protection of environment, climate change, health and hygiene

  • Upliftment of underprivileged sections of society

  • Awareness classes on world environment day

  • Awareness classes to prevent spread of epidemics

  • Cleaning initiatives

  • Visits to old age homes, orphanages etc.